Noted actor and author Greg Bell's long-awaited collection of poetry and short essays, Looking for Will: My Bardic Quest with Shakespeare, encompasses his life-long relationship with the Bard, Shakespeare's works and the times in which he lived, as well as rare insights into Bell's quest.
Due to his long exposure to all aspects of Shakespeare's works and his decades-long inquiry into Shakespeare's life, Bell feels he's been mentored by the Bard himself. This is evident in the work of Looking for Will, where that same intimacy that graced his multiple-award-winning and critically acclaimed solo stage show, Alms for Oblivion, comes through to the reader.
In describing Looking for Will, Bell says, -This book is a haunting - both a sEance and an exorcism. It chronicles a lifelong (and poetic) journey through the ghosts of the past toward William Shakespeare.- Bell rightly calls himself -Archaeologist of the Invisible, - and the book includes a preface that admits to digging up the past, and maps the trajectory of his quest. In the body of poetic works are free verse, blank verse, original sonnets and some excerpts from his Alms, in which Bell masterfully conjures up the Bard of Avon. -Be prepared for paranormal phenomena!- says he.show more